Marques “M.arques B.erry” Berry, a senior in the Department of English, and sophomore Jake Barkley, a creative advertising major in the Robertson School, made their debuts at Epic Fest, an annual music festival, this summer. Marques and Jake performed a set together at the first event, Epic Art Battle. While both students plan to pursue careers in music, they believe their academic studies are strengthening their artistic pursuits. “This is my mentality — take what you learn from your formal education and apply it to your life,” Jake said. Read more at VCU News.